We’re going to play another game of catch up. I get so behind on these posts but my OCD tendencies won’t let me skip them, and I really want to write a recap of the race I did earlier this month, so today we’re playing catch up. Lots of pictures of what we did in September and October and maybe, hopefully, I won’t get behind again. I wouldn’t hold your breath though 😉
It’s time to go back to school! I’m sitting here wondering where the summer went, it seems like it just started and it’s already mid-September. Braden is in 2nd Grade and Kenz is in Pre-K this year. It’s kind of bittersweet – this is our last “first day” at the school the kids have been at since they were infants. Next year they’ll both be in elementary school.
I’m going to go ahead and warn you – this post has some really adorable baby pictures. Like, ridiculously tiny and cute and.. well, it may just make your ovaries ache. Adam and I decided three years ago that we were not having any more babies, but this little guy is just so sweet and snuggly and it really had me thinking that maybe we should just have one more. After how the rest of the weekend went though, I was cured.. mostly.
It seems I fell off of the blogging wagon again! I seriously have a good excuse this time. Well, sort of. See, what happened was my cell phone got run over by a tram at Disney World. I know, that was a few months ago, but I promise it caused this blogging hiatus! After hanging on for a few months, my phone finally died. Like would not turn on. Totally dead.
Braden, being the sweet boy that he is, made his birthday party planning incredibly easy on me this year. He loved his Pokemon party last year so much, that he wanted to do the same thing over again. I eventually convinced him to at least pick a different theme, so he decided on Skylanders. He wanted everything else exactly the same though. Easy peasy!
I have this thing about birthdays – I think that for kids, they should be a big deal. We should go out of our way to make them feel so special and so loved on their big day. Thankfully both of my kids have summer birthdays so we don’t have to worry about going to school on their big day (what fun is that?!). I take the day off of work (Adam tries to, if his work schedule allows it) and we let the kids decide what they want to do, all day long. They decide where we go, what we do, what we eat, etc. They love it!
At the end of the school year, we had an Occupational Therapy (OT) evaluation for Braden. His teacher recommended it for a few reasons, but mostly because she thought the OT may be able to help him with his super-sloppy handwriting.
Earlier this summer, after Braden and I returned from our trip to Atlanta, we spent a week at Cub Scout day camp at Camp Echockotee. Yes, I said “we”. Something you may not know about me is that I’m crazy over-protective when it comes to my kids. Some of my friends tease me about it, but I’m okay with that. The idea of my sweet boy out in the woods with the critters, shooting guns, swimming, doing archery.. all of that without one of his parents there? It kind of made me crazy.
You may remember back in October when we went to Atlanta for Laura and Jeremy’s wedding. This time it was Beth & Josh’s turn to tie the knot. I’d been stressing about the dates ever since mid-November when we found out that Mackenzie’s first dance recital was going to be one of the first two weekends in June. I kept my fingers crossed that it wouldn’t be June 5th. It was, of course.
I started to title this post “Time is a Jerk”, but decided maybe that wasn’t the best idea. It’s true though, even moreso the older I get. I swear having kids has made time fly by at warp speed.